Rickie Lambert is handed the captain's armband as he makes his first start for Liverpool in tonight's League Cup tie against Middlesbrough.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has named Rickie Lambert in the starting lineup for this evening's League Cup third-round tie against Middlesbrough.
The former Southampton striker has been handed the captain's armband and is one of seven changes to the side that were beaten by West Ham United at the weekend.
Jose Enrique, Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure all come into the defence, Lazar Markovic and Lucas both return, and 17-year-old midfielder Jordan Rossiter is given his debut.
Meanwhile, Middlesbrough hand a debut to goalkeeper Jamal Blackman and Daniel Ayala returns from a ban to play against his former club.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Toure, Enrique, Sakho, Manquillo; Lucas, Rossiter, Lallana: Markovic, Sterling, Lambert
Middlesbrough: Blackman; Fredericks, Ayala, Omeruo, Friend; Adomah, Leadbitter, Clayton, Reach; Tomlin, Kike
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